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to play baseball. >> aaron's hurting in a huge way. and i think in a way felt like probably the responsible thing to take himself out and knowing that it was going to hard for him to be all in mentally. >> hicks no stranger to that community there in minneapolis. poppy, he was drafted by the twins, played his first three seasons in the big leagues there in minneapolis. >> yeah. you know what, when they talk and they take a stand, people listen. and it makes an incredible difference. i'm proud of all of them in minnesota and those teams for doing that. thanks, andy. "new day" continues right now. ♪ >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world, this is "new day." i'm john berman. poppy harlow is with me this morning. the city manager of brooklyn center minnesota has been fired. president biden is calling for peace and calm.
this morning we're hearing from daunte wright's angry and heartbroken family. the anger is over the killing of 20-year-old daunte wright who was shot by a police officer during a traffic stop. police say the officer identified as kim porter, they say she fired her gun instead of a taser. they say it was an accident. she has been placed on administrative leave. there was unrest overnight. police used tear gas and stun guns to disperse protesters who police say launched bottles, fireworks and bricks at officers in brooklyn center. all of this is happening just miles from downtown minneapolis where prosecutors will wrap up their case today in the derek chauvin murder trial. the brother of george floyd, who you will remember died under the knee of a minneapolis police officer less than a year ago described his brother floyd as a big mama's boy who was devastated by her death in 2018. and you'll also remember floyd
called out for his mother as he was dying. the defense will begin their case, begin calling their own witnesses today. closing arguments could come next week. let's begin with the breaking news overnight. our adrienne broaddus live on the ground in minnesota. yes, there was unrest in a community stunned that in less than a year this has happened again to one of their own. >> reporter: you know what, poppy, someone told me yesterday we haven't even hit the year mark. george floyd was killed on memorial day last year. it's still april. this community is broken. and now the unrest we're seeing night after night following the killing of daunte wright. hundreds of protesters were in the street overnight. and as members of law enforcement tried to disperse the crowd who was gathering past that 7:00 p.m. curfew, they used tear gas and flashbang grenades. you know, the emotion swelled in
this community after folks saw that video, the body cam video leading up to the final moments of daunte wright's life. i want to warn you, what you're about to see is graphic. >> i'm not doing nothing. >> stop. >> i'm not doing nothing. >> i'll tase ya. i'll tase you. taser, taser, taser. oh, i shot -- i just shot him. >> reporter: people asking how many times do we have to hear folks like you, adrienne members of the media warn us that we're about to see graphic video. yesterday the hennepin county medical examiner ruling wright's death a homicide. we also heard from wright's mother as well as the mother of
the child wright leaves behind. she spoke to cnn's affiliate wcco. listen in. >> just made you feel better when you came around. and i'm just hurt that he's gone. like i can't believe it. i didn't get to say good-bye to him. just to see him again. >> reporter: and here we are, poppy and john, about ten miles from where the trial of derek chauvin is playing out. last year folks thought they would see change at the intersection of 38th and chicago, that's where floyd's life ended from minneapolis across the globe folks said the name of george floyd. now, people are saying the name of daunte wright. >> and both leave behind small children who will never get to
fully know their parents. thank you, adrienne, for your exceptional reporting on the ground. daunte wright's aunt spoke with our colleague don lemon about her nephew, about what happened to him. her words are nothing short of heart breaking. watch this. >> everybody is hurt. this is a young man that had life in front of him. he had a son. how can i explain that? i can't explain it. my family is hurt. you've seen his mother. and for one minute, y'all, don't forget that my brother is there as well, his father. this is not a broken home. this is not a broken home. they've been together over 23 years. over 23 years they've been together. my brother has been there. please do not disregard his
feelings because my brother is in pain. >> what went through your mind when you heard the police chief say that the officer fired the gun by mistake? she intended to use her taser. >> you don't want to know. you really don't want to know what i felt, but i'm going to tell you like this -- you know the difference from a fully loaded pistol versus a stun gun. you know the difference. and if you're a police officer, you should know that. i seen that camera. i saw she held that gun out in front of her for a little while. you mean to tell me she didn't see it? but let me ask y'all something, how would y'all feel if y'all got the call that that was your nephew, if that was your son? if that was your brother? how would y'all feel? and then to sit here and people are trying to drag my nephew's name through the dirt, it don't mean nothing. i don't mean nothing.
he didn't deserve to die. my nephew was a damn good kid. he loved his family and we loved him. accident? an accident? no. come on now. everybody in this world saw that gun. you mean to tell me you thought it was a taser? i've owned over 20,000 volt taser. they don't feel nothing like a gun. nothing like a gun. so y'all tell me how would y'all feel if y'all got that call. that was my nephew. that was my blood. that was my heart. my brother is my heart. katie is my heart. they took my man's life from him. my great nephew has to now grow up not even knowing, not even being able to touch his father.
you tell me, sit all right to take somebody's life's over a misdemeanor warrant just for some weed? you got these politicians out here smoking weed. they ain't dead. you got all these people that just shot up the man that killed them asian women. may they rest their souls. may they rest in peace. you got the people at the grocery store. you got the people in bryan, texas. you mean to tell me all three of them is still living? but my nephew is dead because now they want to use the justification of it was a mistake? you don't mistake a stun gun from a gun. you don't mistake that. if i made a mistake like that, i would be in the jail cell. they would be trying to put me under. this is not fair.
we got several police officers in all of our family. i don't have nothing bad to say about them, but what i got to say is she needs to pay for what she did to my family. my family's blood is on their hands. my brother, my sister is hurting. how do we put life back together after this? some people say oh it's god's plan. that was not god's plan. there's no peace in this. say his name. keep saying his name. my nephew did not deserve this. daunte wright did not deserve this. katie wright, arbery wright, they did not deserve this. >> joining us now cnn law enforcement analyst charles
ramsey and cnn legal analyst joey jackson. chief, what do you say to that? what do you say to naisha wright who says my nephew, daunte wright did not deserve this? what do you say to that ainge wish, to that exhaustion? >> there is nothing you can say that will make up for the pain and the loss that she feels right now. absolutely nothing you can say. i've taken a hard look at the video to see exactly what took place. and she's right. there is a difference between a handgun and a taser. assuming they're using the model taser. not just in the weight, in the size of it, but also the taser, which is a conducted electrical device has a yellow, bright yellow handle on it. and when you look at the tape, you'll see one of the officers on their weak side, you see this flash of yellow. that's their taser. again, another way to
distinguish that from the handgun. but there were some tactical errors that were made in this which i can get into if you would like. but there's absolutely nothing you can say that will lessen the pain that she feels and also that community. >> joey jackson, why on earth was he even taken out of the car, told to get out of the car? the details that we know now for expired tag? expired tags that the police chief of brooklyn center admitted yesterday in the press conference he and his staff knew there was a two or three-month delay in getting those tags from the dmv even if you already bought them because of covid. guess what happened to me when i got pulled over for expired tags, right? it's unbelievable that this aggressive tactic was taken from the beginning for that. >> yeah, it really is. good morning, poppy, john and chief ramsey. listen, i think the answer to your question lies in something we call discretion. when you're on the street and
doing your job, it's important that you exercise that discretion in a way that favors life, in a way that values the sanctity of life. we've heard that testimony, right, just last week from the very chief who is in charge of that department talking about the values of the department and what they should instill, talking about the work and the outreach they need to do to the community. and you look at that and it's totally counter to that. i think there has to be some recognition, poppy, and understanding that at the end of the bullet is a person whose life had meaning, value and significance. daunte wright, a son, a brother, a nephew, a friend, so many things to so many. and so, it's part of a whole larger discussion. it's part of a discussion concerning how communities of color are treated, how they are policed, how they are dealt with, how there's an implicit and explicit -- what's the harm and fear? and we're talking about this constantly.
this comes in light of even the other case with respect to a person wearing a veteran's uniform -- it just is a tough conversation to continue to have. final point, poppy, and then we talk about, oh, will the officer be charged and this and the other and is it negligent? of course it is. but is that what the woman who we heard his aunt want to hear? or does she want the value of his life and is hopeful that how did this have to happen? and so it's just really awful to continue to have these discussions. and something has to be done not only there but throughout the country to address it. >> yeah. i mean, look i don't know. at this point i don't know if it was an accident or not. what i do know, chief, is that daunte wright is dead. you know, we know the result. and we know, you know, if it was an accident there can't be these accidents. if it wasn't an accident, this
can't happen and it keeps happening. so i guess i just understand the anguish, the anger. >> yeah. in this particular case, i believe personally that it was an unintentional discharge but it doesn't get around the negligence involved in this particular case. again as the chief mentioned and standard in most departments you carry the taser on your weak side, your opposite side of your gun and cross draw fashion so you can't make that mistake. but when you look at when they make the stop and apparently he had a warrant of some kind on him which is the reason why he was taken out and handcuffed, i believe. but they did right next to the driver's door. the reason you see police officers escort someone to the rear of the car so they can't jump back in and take off on you. you know, he's right by there. and that's very tempting, you know, for an individual that doesn't want to go to jail to try to get in the car. i believe there was a passenger in the car. when i watched it, i thought i caught a glimpse of someone, the passenger side. had she shot -- she did shoot, had that bullet penetrated mr.
wright, it would have struck the second person in the car as well. and so, because she caught him right in the side there. and so, you know, that is -- everything about it in terms of the tactics is just not good. but, that doesn't bring him back. there are two areas that i think we have to take seriously in policing and totally revamp. one is our hiring and recruitment of individuals to be on the job. derek chauvin, gutierrez, people like that shouldn't be policemen to begin with let alone be involved in these kind of incidents. and then training. training is not sufficient. it's not long enough and it doesn't cover the areas sufficiently that i believe need to be covered noin order to be effective police officer. >> you know. for all of us it's difficult to watch doesn't even begin to describe it, but being from this city, i cannot believe it keeps happening. philando castile, 32 years old,
joey jackson, the cop cleared of manslaughter charges. guess how many times he was pulled over, 32 years old? 46 times for traffic stops. george floyd, now daunte wright, pulled over for expired tags the middle of a pandemic with a 1-year-old son left behind. should our police be -- if this is what happens to black people in america when they get pulled over far too many times, should the cops be doing this? should they be the ones in charge of traffic stops? >> i mean, listen, poppy, you need police and you need policing out there, right? and just to be clear, my dad may he rest in peace was an officer and he always used to tell me in our conversations, you know, he said, son, of all the equipment that i have around me, my gun, my night stick, everything else, the most effective thing i have is my mouth. by speaking to people, treating them with courtesy, treating them with respect, by allowing them to know i value them, i appreciate them, we can work
this out. and that goes to the larger issue of de-escalation. just to be clear, i recognize and understand there's law enforcement out there everyday who are giving their all to protect communities. i salute those people. to those, however, who trance gres that and who don't do it or operate in a negligent way or who jump to execution straight away. and i get that they're suggesting or this was apparently an accident, you don't get a free pass for an accident. when you have a gun and a badge, it can take a life, you have to exercise due care because someone on the other end of that is going to suffer. a family is going to suffer. a family is going to be pulled apart. so there has to be something that's done not only in that community but throughout the country so that we can stop having a conversation of another african-american young man who is dead. it's just tragic. it's sad. it's lawful. it's preventable. and it needs to stop now. >> joey jackson, chief ramsey, thank you both for being with us this morning.
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♪ >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. all right. we do have breaking news. this cdc and fda just released a joint statement. i was reading it now that is calling for a pause, an immediate pause in the use of the johnson & johnson single dose coronavirus vaccine. this is after six recipients in the united states developed a rare disorder involving blood clots within about two weeks of the vaccination. joining us now is dr. carlos del rio, the executive associate dean at emory university school of medicine at grady health system. this is these adverse side effects, rare blood clotting in six women, by the way, ages 18 to 48. 18 to 48. six women. out of 6.8 million doses
administered, dr. tell rio. so what's your take away here? >> well, thank you, john. i think the first take away is that it's a very rare event. i mean, you're talking about one per million. when you give millions of doses of vaccines you will see events like this that you couldn't see in the clinical trial just because you didn't have millions of people enrolled. so, it probably is related. it's rare. but i want to congratulate the cdc and the fda for very quickly jumping on it, halting the vaccinations until we know more and really trying to understand what's going on. i think vaccine safety has always been a priority. and i think this is exactly the right move until we understand what's going on and what's the way forward. >> i have a lot of friends who have gotten this vaccine. so, i think anyone who has gotten it in the past few weeks want to know what to look out for. here is what the fda says, people have gotten this who develop a severe headache, shortness of breath, leg pain after three weeks after vaccination should contact their healthcare provider. that's what they should do.
does this, though, show, doctor, causality. that's the big question. is it coincidence or causality or do they not know yet? >> i don't think we know yet. what we know and we need to understand this further but what we know, for example, there's data coming out primarily from europe and the astrazeneca vaccine which is also an anti-virus vector vaccine may have something to do with it. what we -- >> what does that mean for people? put that in laymen speak for us. >> well, let me put it in very simple terms. certain types of vaccines astrazeneca and johnson and john sond use a cold and activated virus to deliver the spike protein may be precipitating in very few individuals development of anti-s which causes this thrombosis. so what it means to people at this point in time is i think you're likely going to be okay. when you think about one in million event, that's -- you
cross the street everyday. you have a much higher chance of getting run over by a car. so i think what people need to be is don't freak out. i would be going on my life but be attuned to my body. develop leg pain, shortness of breath and headache and two to three weeks of having had johnson & johnson vaccine i would immediately notify my healthcare provider. >> 6.8 million doses of the johnson & johnson vaccine have been administered. that's out of about 190 million doses administered total. so more than 180 million doses that have been administered in the united states have either been pfizer or moderna, right? johnson & johnson is a very small number of this. so, dr. del rio, are you concerned at all that people are going to see this and say well i've been nervous about getting a vaccine. this justifies my anxiety. >> well, i think the concern
about any side effects is that it would likely, as you say, potentially increase vaccine hesitancy. but again, i want to emphasize that the risk/benefit ratio is way in favor of benefit. these vaccines have saved thousands of lives already. people have -- we have seen mortality in the u.s. continue to decline despite cases going up and that's because we're vaccinating people. so the chances -- i would still recommend people get vaccinated. i would not say do not get vaccinated just because this very rare side effect, but i would say the right thing to do for the cdc and the fda to halt the vaccinations with the j&j vaccine until we understand further what's going on and until we understand as poppy asks is this just a causality. >> john rightly pointed out something that struck me right away, they're all women. six women. and they're young. they're between the ages of 18 and 48. one woman died and a second
woman has been hospitalized in critical condition. again, coincidence or why would it be women that are having this impact and young women. >> well, that's a very good question. and i think it's a question that experts in kwauglation are looking to understand. we know with birth control pills and hormone replacement women tend to have more thrombosis. there may be an issue related to hormone levels and estrogens. what the european regulators have done, not with johnson & johnson but the astrazeneca very similar thing was found, young people usually women having the similar side effect, they have recommended the vaccine be used only in people over the age of 60 in some countries over the age of 50, most countries over the age of 60. this is a vaccine for people over the age of 60 because younger people could have this
side effect. >> dr. del rio, stand by for a moment if you will. we just got word the fda will hold a news conference at 10:00 a.m. there are a lot of questions that people have. hopefully the fda will be as transparent as possible and make clear why they made this decision. also with us now, cnn chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gu gupta. this is big news. one of the three vaccines albeit the one that has the least numbers in terms of people getting but one of the three vaccines approved in the united states. people are watching this very carefully. your take on it and what does this do overall to the biden administration's goal of getting 200 million doses in people's arms by the end of this month? >> well, as far as the second part goes, you know, if you look at some of the models and the way that the administration was sort of calculating how they would get to these numbers, it was largely based on the pfizer vaccines and the moderna vaccines, which are two-dose vaccines. so obviously those will have some impact, but because j&j
came later. because they didn't hit their initial goals, the impact is probably going to be blunted here. so i guess that's the good news. but the bad news is this is i think every time we hear a report like this people who are sort of on the fence a little bit about vaccine and whether or not i should get are a little hesitant, this fuels that to some extent. and on one hand people look at this and they say, you know, this is evidence of the post vaccine monitoring system sort of working, finding these sorts of side effects, even if they are rare. on the other hand, it's going to fuel this hesitancy, i think, having reported on this now since the rollout, we saw that with astrazeneca we're probably going to see that to some extent with j&j. it may not be fair and they may need to figure out what is causing this but that is likely the outcome. >> i'm seeing people on twitter, i told you so. we were nervous about vaccines. this is exactly why. is this justified? this is six cases out of 7
million doses. >> yeah. you know, it's less than 1 in a million. and we know that even when we talk about vaccines overall, the idea of one in a million sort of rare side effect is usually what is quoted. but you know, this is also one of those things that if you are particularly woman in that age range thinking about this vaccine, you're likely to shy away from that vaccine right now. and you know, i think it's -- that's a large segment of the population. so i think that they need to figure this out and figure out what happened some of the questions you were asking carlos about why these women, i think that's something that's going to need to be answered. and also the treatment. what do you do about this? you'll remember when the pfizer vaccine came out there was this question of these anaphylactic reactions and they had a plan that was sort of put in place trying to identify people who were more at risk and understanding that. right now we're just sort of getting this information in. they may have better
understanding of who is at risk or what to do about it so that someone doesn't develop these sorts of side effects after taking the vaccine. but we're not there yet. despite the fact that it's rare, you know, when it's you, when it's an n of one, it's not rare. so i think that's what they have to deal with for some time. i do think it's good that they're getting on top of this and putting a pause on this and going to have this briefing. we'll obviously listen closely, but this is probably how it's likely to play out over the next few days. >> all right. sanjay, dr. del rio, thank you both very much. sanjay, you'll be back in a little bit along with paul ofit on the fda vaccine advisory panel. we have a lot more questions for both of you as this morning develops. much more on the breaking news straight ahead. [sfx: psst psst]
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senator john cornyn asking the question of whether president joe biden is actually in charge of the country. here is what happened. in a series of tweets cornen cited biden's infrequent cable news interviews and tweets of his own as posted evidence of this with us now our political director david chalian. good morning. always good to have you. >> good morning. >> so cornen was quoting from a politico piece basically saying why isn't biden doing more interviews or tweeting more, i don't know, outrageous things like the former president did. and then he added his little bit at the end, though. right? it invites the question is he really in charge. my question to you is, why? why is he doing this? >> well, republicans are on a search for some kind of negative frame on joe biden that they can construct and put all their criticism through that because so far nothing is really stuck. they didn't formulate a really good argument that the american people bought against the covid
relief plan, that $1.9 trillion package pass and got stimulus checks into people's hands and joe biden is personally well liked by the american people. so, they haven't found an in here. what they've been doing, poppy, the last several months, this started ten days into the administration when joe biden in his first meeting with republican senators about that covid relief plan, this notion that he's really being run by a staff. and they're running him further to the left than joe biden wants to be. he's this trojan horse for big liberal policies that alexandria ocasio-cortez and bernie sanders and chuck schumer and ron klain the chief of staff are trying to run through. that's not the reality either. they are desperately seeking some sort of approach here that can chisel away at biden's popularity. >> what evidence is there that it would work? this was tried during the campaign. they tried to paint joe biden as a crazy liberal. this was tried during the campaign where the russians and
the trump campaign tried to paint joe biden as not mentally competent. and he still won. so, why would this work now? >> yeah. and i'm glad you noted, there are two things here at play, right, john? it is sort of the notion oh he's this old out of touch guy. so other people have to be in charge. and it's the and other people are in charge that are going to be so much more extreme and liberal than joe biden presents himself to be. they're trying both in this one line of attack. to your point, john, i've seen no evidence yet that it's working. obviously we lived in -- we live in very polarized times. and there's some benefit that animates the republican base with these lines of attack. but i see no evidence that broadly with the american people that joe biden has suffered in any way because of this line of attack coming from republicans. and i think they know it, which is why they're continuing to search. i mean, john cornyn is somebody you know very closely tied to mitch mcconnell, very much part
of the apparatus for putting together what the republican messaging will be going into the 2022 mid terms. and this is just a continued attempt now to find something that sticks because they haven't found it yet. >> david, just very quickly, what does it tell us about the choice the white house made about where to have its political battles to this point? you know, the relief package first. infrastructure second. they're choosing advantageous political ground it seems. >> yes because one way to maintain your popularity is to do popular things. and so, what joe biden has clearly chosen to do here with his administration is even though there are lots of other issues that the left wing of the democratic party would like him to put front and center, they may be more divisive to the body politic overall. and so, he's sticking to what he believes are broadly popular economic policies for the country as the country is trying
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taiwan. tensions are rising after secretary of state antony blinken said the u.s. is committed to defending the self-democratic self-governed island. beijing considers taiwan to be part of its sovereign territory. cnn's david culliver live in shanghai with more. this is different rhetoric than the normal back and forth or sometimes silent stares about taiwan, david. >> reporter: john, it's not just rhetoric at this point. it's becoming action, military action that we're starting to see in the form of exercises that the u.s. says when they're looking at how the chinese are going forward with these naval and air exercises as being aggressive. this is happening to about 500 miles off the coast from where we are here in shanghai. and it is something that is causing tensions to rise dramatically. just in the past 24 hours we learned that chinese fighters and bombers flew over taiwan's air defense zone. they incurred in that.
it's caused a lot of unease for taiwan and their defense ministry in particular. and it's put the u.s. in a difficult position. they now have to determine how to respond. china is flexing its military might, releasing through state media a flood of dramatic video clips like these. they show chinese naval exercises that u.s. officials say are aimed to intimidate the people of taiwan. >> and what is a real concern to us is increasingly aggressive actions by the government in beijing directed at taiwan. >> reporter: under the one china policy, the people's republic of china and its ruling communist party consider taiwan to be part of its sovereign territory. xi jinping vowed to never allow the self governed democracy to become formally independent and he will not rule out the use of force if necessary to take the island back. >> he's also signaling to the united states we could prevent
you from helping taiwan. >> reporter: in recent months, the people's liberation army navy showcasing its capabilities just off taiwan's eastern coast. military experts say that is a pointed effort to demonstrate that china can cut the island off from u.s. military support. from above, near daily occurrences of multiple pla aircraft entering taiwan's air defense zone from the west. a coordinated move that is alarming to some experts. it has sparked strong words from taiwan's foreign minister. >> we are willing to defend ourselves and it's without any question. and we will fight the war if we need to fight a war. >> reporter: taiwan's military is no compare to china the pla boasts more than 1 million soldiers. taiwan has 140,000 troops. 200 nuclear warheads. taiwan has neither. that is why the island is so heavily reliant on allies.
especially the u.s. >> and we have a commitment to taiwan under the taiwan's relation act to make sure taiwan has the ability to defend itself. >> reporter: but biden administration officials stopped short of guaranteeing u.s. military intervention should beijing make a move on taiwan. instead, the u.s. has been using its pacific fleet to showcase its own strengths. this photo from last week showing a navy guided missile destroyers commanding officer sitting feet propped up as one of china's two aircraft carriers sailed by. and while the pla has focussed its exercises to taiwan's east, the u.s. s. john mccain cruised to the left. the guided missile destroy passing through the taiwan strait right between the mainland and taiwan. in response chinese officials said the u.s. was stirring up trouble. >> u.s. military leaders believe a chinese attack on taiwan could be just years away. >> i think the threat is
manifest during this decade. in fact in the next six years. >> my opinion is this problem is much closer to us than most think. >> reporter: the biden administration facing mounting pressure on the matter as tensions at sea rise. but some analysts believe much of what we're seeing is unnecessary hype. >> the near-term goal is to deter independence and china has largely achieved that goal. and i don't believe that the chinese are likely to use force within the next few years. i think they do not want to pay the price. >> reporter: whatever the intention, former navy captain and u.s. intelligence officer carl shuster says china's messaging is clearly directed to a specific audience. >> they want the american people and the american government to see the cost of helping taiwan as exceeding >> you well know, captain, you'll have americans who will look at this and say, why should americans be involved in
anything over there? why should they care what's happening with taiwan? to that, you would say? >> if you won't defend a 70-year partner from violent aggression, then other countries will look at it and believe, we either are not capable or not willing to sacrifice anything for them. >> all right, david. so how is this affecting the other countries in the region? >> this goes well beyond the u.s. and china. for example, one of the u.s.' largest allies here, japan, has been scrambling jets regularly to try to likewise respond to some of the chinese fighters and bombers that have also been going into japanese air defense zone. so a lot of eyes are on the u.s. and a lot of pressure put on the biden administration to see how exactly they're going to respond if this continues to push towards the point of conflict. you to look at, this is the red line according to china. taiwan is sovereign territory
that the chinese believe belongs to them. and so anything that infringes on that could lead to military conflict. >> david culver, as always, thank you so much for your reporting. ahead -- tucker carlson pushing the racist replacement theory to millions of viewers again. the reality check is next. when i'm on my hands and knees and i'm digging through the dirt. i feel something in me, like a fire, that's just growing. i feel kinder, when nature is so kind to me. find more ways to grow at miracle-gro.com.
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that's why tucker carlson's double down defense of replacement theory is worth more than his trademark confused dog look. >> i know that the left and all the little gatekeepers on twitter become literally hysterical if you use the term replacement, if you suggest the democratic party is trying to replace the current electorate, the voters now casting ballots, with new people, more obedient voters from a third world. that's true. everybody wants to make a racial issue out of it. the white replacement theory. no. >> it's hard to argue that warning about obedient voters from the third world isn't racial but let's see who has been chanting about replacement. >> you will not replace us! jews will not replace us! >> yeah, that would be white nationalists and neo-nazis at the unite the right rally. it was also cited by mass shooters in el paso and new
zealand. so tucker should no know it's not disconnected from race and racial violence. in fact, a new analysis by "the washington post" shows that since 2015, right wing extremists have been involved in 267 plots or attacks and 91 fatalities. for tucker, these facts may not matter. after all, fox news lawyers argue that no one expects him to tell the truthd. but let's give him the benefit of the doubt. >> this is a voting rights question. i have less political power because they're importing a brand-new electorate. why should i sit back and take that. the power that i have as an american guaranteed at birth is one man, one vote. and they are diluting it. >> there's a lot to work with there. first, america did not begin by guaranteeing one man, one vote. first, only white male property owners could vote. black men got the vote with the 15th amendment after the civil war, a move denounced by some as a political power grab designed to make whites a minority in the south. women didn't get the vote until
100 years ago and some argued it would dilute the power of their votes and lead to societal decline. words one person, one vote, wasn't codified until 1964 during the civil rights movement. that's when the infamous alabama governor, george wallace, gave a speech that might sound familiar to some viewers of fox news. he said, i believe the american people have been pushed around long enough and that they, like you and i, are fed up with the continuing trend toward a socialist state. we must not be misled by left wing incompetent news media that feed us a diet of fantasy telling us that we're bigots, racists and hate mongers. this isn't about the past. tucker is fanning the flames of a fire already burning. there's a new study of that that fear of the great replacement may have been a prime driver, including that replacement theory might help explain why such a high percentage of rioters hailed from counties
with fast rising nonwhite populations. tucker carlson is playing to his base. and that's your "reality check." >> i also think he's playing anything. i just think he is. he's telling us exactly what side he's chosen here, and i don't think it's an actat all at this point. >> it's not about the money, it's about the money? you say it isn't about race, it's often about race. >> john, appreciate it. thank you very much. we have important breaking news on the johnson & johnson vaccine so let's get to it. >> this is cnn breaking news. >> welcome to our viewers around the world and here in the united states. this is "new day." i'm john berman. poppy harlow with me this morning for important breaking news. the cdc and fda calling for an immediate pause in the use of the johnson & johnson single dose coronavirus vaccine after six recipients, women, in the united states, developed a rare blood-clotting disorder within about two weeks of receiving the
vaccine. >> again, all six cases involve women and they're young. women between the ages of 18 and 48 who have received the j&j covid vaccine. "the new york times" reports one woman died. another woman hospitalized in critical condition. but i also want to put this in perspective about the numbers here. nearly 7 million people in the united states have received j&j's covid vaccine so far. this is six people. the fda will hold a news conference two hours from now. with us, chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta and dr. paul offit, director -- member of the fda's advisory committee. he was involved in the process of assessing j&j's vaccine. so many questions for you. sanjay, in the simplest terms for everyone watching, especially women between 18 and 48, what does this mean for them? >> i think this is something that's of concern.